Do you feel a draft?

"We're not going to have a draft so long as I'm the president." - George W. Bush

Meanwhile, at the Pentagon...
[C]hief Pentagon spokesman, Lawrence T. Di Rita, said Monday: "It is the policy of this administration to oppose a military draft for any purpose whatsoever. A return to the draft is unthinkable. There will be no draft."

Unthinkable, you say? That's kooky, because it seems as though someone's thinking about it all right:
The Selective Service has been updating its contingency plans for a draft of doctors, nurses and other health care workers in case of a national emergency that overwhelms the military's medical corps.

In a confidential report this summer, a contractor hired by the agency described how such a draft might work, how to secure compliance and how to mold public opinion and communicate with health care professionals, whose lives could be disrupted.

Hmm. What a conundrum.

(Read the whole story here.)

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